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Hightower Report: Déjà Vu All Over Again
The official National Republican Party policy document is the Republican Party platform of 1956
"...has published an official policy document showing that the GOP really might be more than a gaggle of serve-the-rich..."

July 22, 2016 News Column by Jim Hightower

Quote of the Week
"...errs pitching party unity (and Donald Trump) to Texas GOP at this week's convention..."

July 22, 2016 News Column

News Roundup: Political Humility, Pandering, and Money
Donald Trump is a very humble man – just ask him
"...“party unity.” Pence strained to conform his conventionally hard-right GOP positions to Trump’s unpredictable grandiosity, but did emphasize that..."

July 18, 2016 News Post by Michael King

Yuppie Pricks Stage RNC Watch Party
Because viewing it alone on C-Span is so depressing
"...Tonight, the GOP hangs red, white, and blue streamers in Cleveland as..."

July 18, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Slams Obama Over Support for Police
In response, POTUS reiterates support for law enforcement
"...Patrick’s harsh questioning comes after insensitive remarks made in..."

July 14, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

GOP Leadership at Odds Over Response to Tragedy
Confusion, conflicting reports from Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick in wake of Dallas shooting
" was leaked that Patrick had accused his fellow GOP leaders of "picking on" him...."

July 15, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Hightower Report: Donald Drumpf Is Deranged
Presidential hopeful is a child of immigrants himself
"...Still, the GOP's nativist and racist 2016 flag-bearer insists that even though..."

July 8, 2016 News Column by Jim Hightower

Quote of the Week
"...Democratic Party Deputy Executive Director Manny Garcia, demanding state GOP call for Attorney General Ken Paxton's resignation..."

July 8, 2016 News Column

One Court, Three Decisions
SCOTUS rules on three Texas cases impacting abortion, affirmative action, and immigration
"...expanded protections for undocumented workers, a reminder of the GOP's anti-Obama obstructionism in selecting a ninth justice. Unless Senate..."

July 1, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Point Austin: Congratulations on the Struggle
The Supreme Court decision rests upon political agitation
"...years, he has studiously ignored or dismissed the ongoing GOP campaigns of extreme gerrymandering and voter suppression that have..."

July 1, 2016 News Column by Michael King

The Luv Doc: Frozen
A little homespun wisdom from Dub Nelly
"...I've always said I have a curse when it..."

June 24, 2016 Column by The Luv Doc

The Luv Doc: Kitten Milk
Yes, even a little bit of milk
"...You have a kitten scratching at your screen back..."

June 17, 2016 Column by The Luv Doc

Point Austin: Will This One Make a Difference?
Orlando could be a turning point ... or else it won't be
"..."Actively doing nothing" is an apt description of the GOP-led Congress (abetted by too many Democrats), which has blocked..."

June 17, 2016 News Column by Michael King

County GOP Restricts Morrow's Power
Controversial chair to retain some administrative duties
"...Democrats and Republicans – Morrow's ascension sent the county GOP into a panic. Calling his democratically elected victory a..."

June 10, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Point Austin: A Halcyon Day
Clinton's ascension is a moment to celebrate possibilities
" extremely polarized, and in nominating Donald Trump, the GOP may have finally gone over the edge in its..."

June 10, 2016 News Column by Michael King

Notes on Kamp: Cowards
Why is the right wing so scared of voting rights?
"...that the Chronicle is not warmly disposed to the GOP; however, I would feel far more accepting of whatever..."

June 3, 2016 News Column by Amy Kamp

Special Response
Nearly 80 APD officers will work the Republican National Convention

May 27, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Travillion Defeats Sampson
Primary run-offs close a handful of local and state races
"...professional photographer Pat McCord, who ran unopposed in the GOP primary. Travillion said he intends to approach that race..."

May 25, 2016 News Post by Michael King

Dan Patrick, Still on Bathroom Patrol
Lt. Guv takes issue with Obama's trans-inclusive policy
"...not follow the policy," said Patrick during the state’s GOP convention in Dallas. "Well, in Texas, he can keep..."

May 13, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Chronicle Endorsements
The Chronicle’s endorsements for the May 24 run-offs
"...defending fair representation and the Voting Rights Act against GOP anti-minority and anti-Austin gerrymandering. Samp­son, a retired city project..."

May 13, 2016 News Feature

I Like to Watch
On families and finales
"...The GOP, a party of rugged individuals who have never relied..."

May 13, 2016 Screens Column by Jacob Clifton

Lege Considers Protecting TNCs From Voter Tyranny
"...may seem like a moral conundrum for the Texas GOP – choosing sides between two Califor­nia companies or perennial..."

May 13, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

"...he no longer sees "a viable path" to the GOP nomination. See "Cruz Quits Presidential Race," May 3...."

May 6, 2016 News Feature

Cruz Quits Presidential Race
Inevitable exit after Indiana collapse
"...Rubio. While he had practically zero support among the GOP establishment (former House Speaker John Boehner calling him "Lucifer..."

May 3, 2016 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Hightower Report
What is fueling Hurricane Donnie Trump?
"...with the blowhard now raging at full force, the GOP's upper-crusters still don't seem to know what hit them,..."

April 29, 2016 News Column by Jim Hightower

Moontower Review: David Cross
At the Paramount, Cross makes nastiness great again (again)
" media and their current obsessions: police brutality, the GOP, mass shootings, the works. But the comic’s jokes, which..."

April 23, 2016 Arts Post by Sean L. Malin

The Hightower Report: Why Doesn't Congress Do What the People Want and Need?
Hightower asks an age-old question about Congress

April 22, 2016 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report
Can the GOP establishment get any more out of touch?
"...Good grief – the GOP's old-line clique of congressional bulls, corporate funders, lobbyists, and..."

April 15, 2016 News Column by Jim Hightower

Paxton Faces SEC Charges
Federal civil suit filed over tech firm investment scam
"...The question now is how this affects Paxton’s position..."

April 11, 2016 News Post by Richard Whittaker

"...Greg Abbott (Progressive Austinites Sick and Tired of the GOP Theocracy)..."

April 1, 2016 News Feature by Kevin Curtin

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